Building skyscrapers from wood products (engineered wood products made from wood and resin for the most part) is a very cool idea, but the nickname for the process they came up with is unfortunate: tall wood. Young men in engineering schools around the world are going to snicker about that one for years to come…
The title of this story in my feeds
was Microsoft Agrees to Alter Vista Desktop Search. I wonder if the headline was just a coincidence, or if using a slightly modified “AltaVista” was a sly joke? (For newer Net folk, back in the day, AltaVista was THE search engine.)
Separated at birth?
Tennis player Justine Henin and Haley Joel Osment.
Overheard in a hotel lobby:
rm -r *. “Here’s what I want you to type. ‘are em’ … yes. The letter ‘r’ and the letter ‘m’, together. Now type a dash. Yes, like a hyphen. OK, and then another ‘r’. Yes rm space hyphen r.” From Jeff Veen.
accomplished something quite notable today: he managed to subtly get goatse (SFW) into the New York Times. [via Boing Boing. I may be the last one to post this, but still, worthy of note…]
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